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Review the Armed Forces medical policy on later-life conditions

Submitted by Jack Garnett on Thursday 12th November 2020

Published on Friday 20th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 20th May 2021

Current Signatures: 10
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Review the Armed Forces medical policy on later-life conditions

Petition Details

The bar on entry to applicants with conditions which should not affect them until later in life should be reviewed by the Armed Forces. These conditions, such as macular degenerations, typically don’t affect the applicant until later life, once the applicant is past the retirement age.

Additional Information

I have been rejected from joining the Army due to having a macular degeneration known as X-Linked Juvenile retinoschisis. This eye condition remains stable throughout adulthood until the patient’s in their 50s or 60s, so I feel this is an unfair reason to be rejected as the condition shouldn't affect until me after retirement.


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